The Providence Board of Trustees is made up of Providence graduates, parish priests, parents, local business people and friends of Providence. Each member serves three years and may serve a second three-year term. Each member also serves on one or more Board of Trustees Committees.
Providence Board of Trustees for 2015-16
Hon. J. Terrence “Terry” Cody ’67
Judge, Floyd Circuit Court
Providence incorporates faith and values into a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares young men and women for a successful future. This foundation served me well in college and law school. I continue to benefit from my Providence education and experience each day of my life.
Ms. Cynthia Collins
Adjunct Lecturer, U of L, Indiana Wesleyan, IU-SE
It is such an honor to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees at Our Lady of Providence High School. As a product of twelve years of Catholic education, over thirty-five years working in public education, and a parent of a Providence graduate I am quite cognizant of the outstanding educational and spiritual foundation supported by the faculty and staff. Providence provides extraordinary opportunities for growth academically, physically and socially to prepare students to become responsible, functional, and ethical members of society.
Mrs. Ann (Kaiser) Day ’80
Nurse, Family Health Center of Clark County
Graduating from Providence High School and becoming a member of the Providence community has been a blessing in my life. I’m thrilled that my husband and I have been able to provide the same opportunity of Catholic education for our three children. Providence High School provides a superb foundation for its students to be educated in all aspects of mind, body, and spirit. By focusing on educating the whole person, Providence allows its students to foster their own unique talents while encouraging them to share their talents for the betterment of society. I’m honored to serve on the Board of Trustees at Providence High School.
Mr. Jonathon Eade ’99
Partner – Jones, Nale & Mattingly LLC
The investment by my parents in a Catholic education at Providence continues to play a major role in my life today. This education and experience provided the foundation and opportunity for me to develop certain skills that have helped me to achieve important goals in life. Most importantly, the Catholic values I learned at Providence have shaped the person I am today and continue to guide me in my everyday decisions.
Mrs. Jody Fitzpatrick ’81
Retired Occupational Therapist
I am so thankful my parents made the financial sacrifice to send me to Providence and I am grateful my two children are currently at Providence where they can grow in their faith, and be very prepared for college and life. I quickly learned what “Blue Pride” was all about through my academic, religious and athletic experiences while a PHS student. My Catholic faith and the foundation that I acquired while a student at Providence have been the guide behind my life choices and along with God have shaped me into the person I am today. Providence is a place where you make and keep friendships for life. Some of my best friends are my classmates from 30 plus years ago. I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees at Providence High School and I look forward to sharing my “Blue Pride” with the Providence Community.
Mr. Todd Frossard ’99
Vice Chairperson Business Development, Your Community Bank
As a 1999 graduate, I am proud to say that many of my closest friends today were fellow classmates at Providence. My appreciation for our school and those dedicated to its success grows with time. Providence is a special place that has the future of our community’s spiritual and educational development at the forefront of its focus. I’m thankful for my time at the school and will do what I can to help it thrive for current and future Pioneers.
Mrs. Jan (Gettelfinger) Huber ’81
Administrator, Huber Orchard & Winery
Rev. Eric Johnson
Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Albany, IN
Mr. Kenneth Johnson
Pharmacist Manager, RX Crossroads, Division of Omnicare
As the parent of three Providence graduates, I am very thankful for the exemplary academic and spiritual development provided by the school and its staff. Each of my children was able to find friends and activities that allowed them to feel included and develop their individual gifts. I consider it an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees for Providence Jr-Sr High School and ensure the opportunities afforded my children are available for the next generation of Pioneers.
Mr. Adam Kemp ’91
System VP, Finance – Norton Healthcare, Inc.
Mrs. Carolyn Kirchdorfer ’60
In the early years of Providence High School my siblings and I had the great blessing of attending this wonderful place of learning. The lessons and values that we learned as well as the friendships we formed, continue with us. Our parents, like many today, made the necessary sacrifices to give us this gift. It is in gratitude for this that I feel privileged to serve on the Board.
Mr. Jeff Libs
President, Libs Paving Company, Inc.
As a parent of two current Providence students, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Providence Board of Trustees. The Catholic faith is something that my family is extremely proud of and something we want to instill deeply in our children. The faculty and staff of Providence do a tremendous job of providing the best education while instilling the Catholic faith and values that are so important to many Catholics. Providence Jr.-Sr. High School has been a tremendous asset to this community for generations, and I look forward to helping build and continue its legacy for generations to come.
Mr. James Nett
Greg Oster ’82
Retired Financial Professional
I am honored to join the Board of Trustees of my alma mater. Our Lady of Providence provided a strong spiritual, moral and academic foundation for future success. As a recipient of all the benefits of a Providence education, I am committed to doing everything possible to ensure that opportunity for future generations.
Mr. Bill Payne
Past Board Chairperson
Director of Operations, Humana Military Healthcare Services
Being a member of the Board of Trustees gives me the opportunity to serve the Catholic Community of Southern Indiana by helping Providence provide an exemplary Catholic education and set the bar for educational success in the area. I am proud to serve the students, faculty, parents and alumni, whose dedication helps shape Providence as the Catholic College and Life Preparatory School.
Mr. Ron Rauck ’89
Area Manager, Siegwerk Ink Company
My experience as a Providence student is something I still treasure. PHS helped prepare me for life in many ways, and for this I owe my parents as they sacrificed a lot to make sure it happen. I continue to believe strongly in a Catholic education and am very excited about my children attending as 3rd generation Pioneers. As a Board of Trustees member, I look forward to becoming more involved in the continuation of what I have held so near and dear, Providence!
Mrs. Andrea Stevens
Assistant Director of Development, Indiana University Southeast
A parent of two Providence students, I’m so excited and honored to be a member of the Board of Trustees and the Providence family. I’ve seen the difference that Catholic education has made in the lives of my children and many others, offering an experience that develops the whole person with Christ at the center. I look forward to using my talents to help Providence build on its success and ensure that exemplary Catholic education is available to Southern Indiana students for generations to come.
Mr. Lawrence “Tex” Very (Hon. 09)
My wife and I graduated from a public school, but we sent our three children to Providence. Two of our grandchildren lived in this area, and they both attended Providence. We sent our children to Providence knowing that they would receive great Spiritual guidance, plus they would receive a quality education that would be of benefit when they entered college. I serve on the Board because I think it is important to do what we can to insure that the school will be there for the children that want the values and education that are available at Providence.
Mr. Steve Williams
Owner and Operator, Scottsburg Auto Parts LLC, Brownstown Auto Parts LLC, Salem Auto Parts & Paint LLC, Charlestown Auto Parts & Paint LLC
Providence provides an education that is unmatched in Southern Indiana. Students of Providence receive a solid foundation with respect to charity, faith, leadership, and education. My investment in the education of my children at Providence will pay dividends that cannot be measured in the future. I am excited and honored to be a member of the Board of Trustees at Our Lady of Providence.
Mr. Van Willis
Attorney at Law, Kightlinger & Gray
As a convert to the Catholic faith and a Kentucky implant to the Southern Indiana community, I feel very honored to be an adopted member of the Providence family by virtue of my service on the Board. Speaking as a Providence parent, I’m grateful for the excellent care the Providence faculty and staff have taken in my children’s academic and spiritual development. I trust that Providence will continue to mold young hearts and minds as a positive force in our society. Toward that end, I’m glad for the opportunity to lend my support in furthering the Providence mission and in striving to reach ever-higher levels of excellence.
Ex Officio Members
Mr. Steve Williamson
President, Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School
Rev. Wilfred “Sonny” Day ’58
Dean of the New Albany Deanery and Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, IN
I thank God almost everyday of my life that my parents were so dedicated to the Catholic Church and to Catholic education. Whatever sacrifices it took to allow the four of us children to attend Catholic grade school at St. Mary’s in Lanesville and then the recently opened Catholic high school in Clarksville— Our Lady of Providence High School — would be and were made cheerfully. Traveling from Lanesville daily on the Corydon Bus Line was a real adventure and as costly for us as the tuition at that time. My Catholic faith and my priestly vocation were nurtured by my birth-family and my Providence-family.
Mr. Brad Denman ’02
Alumni Representative, Alumni President
I feel very fortunate to have attended Providence High School. Providence allowed me to learn a wide array of skills through academics and athletics that have helped shape me into the person that I am today. The lifelong friendships and memories that were created within the Providence family will never be forgotten. As these current and prospective students begin their college journeys, they will quickly appreciate the knowledge and preparation that was instilled in them by the Providence faculty and staff. As a Providence High School Board of Trustees member, I believe that it is critical to continue to instill these faith-filled values into each student as they prepare to become the future leaders of our community.
Dr. Kathryn Jacobi
Faculty Representative, Our Lady of Providence Junion-Senior High School
I have been a teacher at Providence for 24 years and am very proud of our school and our students. Every year I am touched and inspired by my students’ enthusiasm, promise, and spirit. I’m proud to be a member of such an outstanding faculty who truly care about our mission and am honored to represent them as a member of this board.
Board of Trustees Executive Committee
Chair: Mr. Van Willis
Members: Mr. Van Willis, Chair; Mr. Bill Payne, Past-Chair; Mr. Todd Frossard, Vice-Chair; Mrs. Ann Day, Secretary; Father Sonny Day, Dean; Mr. Stephen Williamson, Administrator
Chair: Dr. Don Forsee
Members: Dr. Kathryn Jacobi, Mr. Ray Lucas, Mrs. Cindy Collins, Mr. Jim Nett, Dr. Mindy Ernstberger
Chair: Mr. Jonathon Eade
Members: Mr. Doug Kraft, Jr., Ms. Andrea Byrne, Mr. Jonathon Eade, Mr. Bob Kleehamer, Mr. Norm Kruer, Mr. Page Walker, Mr. Adam Kempf, Mr. Steve Williams, Mr. Larry Weimer, Mr. Stephen Williamson
Institutional Advancement Committee
Chair: Mrs. Ann Day
Members: Mrs. Katie Beckort, Mrs. Ann Day, Mr. Mark Ernstberger, Mrs. Jennie Jenkins, Mr. Jack Richards, Mr. Doug Sidebottom, Mrs. Andrea Stevens, Mr. Ken Johnson, Mrs. Jody Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Jan Huber, Mrs. Carolyn Kirchdorfer, Mr. Ron Rauck, Mr. Tex Very, Mr. Dave Smith, Mrs. Christa Hoyland, Mr. Tony Perito, Mr. Stephen Williamson.
Chair: Mr. Jeff Libs
Members: Mr. Jeff Libs, Mr. Ray Day, Mr. Dennis Ettel, Mr. Kenny Fritz, Mr. Mickey Golembeski, Mr. Stephen Williamson, Mr. Bob Koetter, Jr., Mr. Jack Koetter, Mr. Larry Weimer, Mr. Toby Wright